Saturday 19 August 2017

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 'died of natural causes' and 'did not have a brain tumour'

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition on June 4, 2008 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition on June 4, 2008 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
ara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson attends the Winter Wonderland VIP opening at Hyde Park on November 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson attends the Service of Prayer of Dedication following the marriage of TRH Prince Charles and The Duchess Of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles at The Guildhall, at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2005 in Berkshire, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson attends the after party following the charity gala screening of "The Devil Wears Prada" at Sketch on September 21, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
Tara Palmer Tompkinson walks down the runway at the Tristan Webber fashion show as part of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2005 at the BFC Tent, Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road on September 23, 2004 in London. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and her sister Santa Sebag-Montefiore arriving to attend the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in April 2011. Photo: Jasper Juien/PA
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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died of "natural causes," according to her sister Santa Montefiore.

Ms Montefiore took to Twitter on Wenesday to "clarify a couple of points" surrounding her sister's death. 

"I’ve been so touched by the warm response to Tara’s death. Thank you from the whole family. But I'd like to clarify a couple of points," she said.

"Today the Coroner’s report states that Tara died of natural causes – a perforated ulcer. She did not have a brain tumour."

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and her sister Santa Sebag-Montefiore arriving to attend the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in April 2011. Photo: Jasper Juien/PA
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and her sister Santa Sebag-Montefiore arriving to attend the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in April 2011. Photo: Jasper Juien/PA

"Contrary to some reports, Tara was not the goddaughter of HRH the Prince of Wales."

Ms Montefiore assured followers that the socialite was "in high spirits" during her last days.

"Tara’s good friends & family know that she was in high spirits in her last days. She had plans, trips & had written a moving new song."

"Lastly there will be a fuller statement from the PT family later today. Thank you again."

Tara Palmer Tompkinson walks down the runway at the Tristan Webber fashion show as part of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2005 at the BFC Tent, Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road on September 23, 2004 in London. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Tara Palmer Tompkinson walks down the runway at the Tristan Webber fashion show as part of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2005 at the BFC Tent, Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road on September 23, 2004 in London. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The star was found dead in her London home on February 8.

Ms Palmer-Tomkinson, who battled drug problems in the past, said last year that blood tests found she was suffering with an auto-immune disease which had caused tiredness, joint pain and acute anaemia.

She was a regular on the London party scene in the 1990s and 2000s and made headlines for her social life, frequently appearing in the pages of both society and celebrity magazines.

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